Jennifer Moore

News Director & Content Coordinator

As News Director, Jennifer oversees news gathering and production for KSMU-Ozarks Public Radio; in her role as Content Coordinator, she makes sure all programs on KSMU, including those produced locally, nationally, and internationally, flow seamlessly over the air.  She trains the student reporters and announcers and hosts the monthly program Engaging the Community.

Jennifer hails from West Plains, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Her Master's Degree from Missouri State University blended Middle Eastern politics and journalism. She lived in the Persian Gulf for five years and studied at the American University in Cairo. 

She's the author of "Covering Elections for Smaller Newsrooms: A Template," and is always eager to hear story ideas or feedback from community members and listeners.

Ways to Connect

This week, we’re continuing our look at the religious landscape of the Ozarks by highlighting the Islamic community in southwest Missouri. Today, KSMU’s Jennifer Moore takes a tour of the mosque in Joplin, which is the place of worship for about 40 families.

Our tour is led by the imam of the mosque, Lahmuddin, who is originally from Indonesia. He says the one story brick building used to be a church. We start out in the large kitchen and dining area.

Today, as we continue our series exploring lesser known religious groups in the Ozarks, we ask local Muslim women what it’s like to wear the Islamic headscarf, or “hijab,” in southwest Missouri. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has this report.

This week, as part of our ongoing series looking at the area's lesser known religious communities, we're getting to know the Islamic community in southwest Missouri. Today, KSMU's Jennifer Moore talks with local Muslims about their views on American politics.

To see where local Muslims stand on American politics, we need to hit the rewind button, and go back nine years, to the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore.

This week, we’re continuing our series looking into the landscape of religious communities in the Ozarks, in which we explore lesser known faith groups. Today, KSMU’s Jennifer Moore speaks with members of the Islamic community of southwest Missouri, and looks at the diversity within local mosques.

On the outskirts of Joplin, a one story brick building with an American flag is protected by a privacy fence and a gate. A metal frame is all that remains of what used to be a sign.

I’m Jennifer Moore, senior news producer here at KSMU. As part of StoryCorps’ "National Day of Listening," I decided to interview my grandmother, Gloria Eberhardt Mettler, who is now 88 years old, and living in Bakersfield, California. Join us throughout the rest of this week, at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as other KSMU staff members interview their loved ones. Again, we encourage you to set aside a few moments this Friday, November 28, and record a conversation of your own with a loved one. And remember, everyone has a story to tell.